Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Middle English Sermons: self-knowledge without shame

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
    [Jesus:] For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.
    —Luke 8:17 (NIV)
    All angels, all saints, all the devils, all the world shall know all the deeds that ever thou didest, though thou have been shriven of them and contrite. But this knowledge shall be no shame to thee if that thou be saved, but rather a [witness to God], right as we read of the deeds of Mary Magdalene to her worship and not to her reproof.
    ... Middle English Sermons, Woodburn O. Ross, ed. by H. Milford, London: Oxford University Press, 1940, included in The New Christian Year, Charles Williams, London: Oxford University Press, 1958, p. 77 (see the book)
    See also Luke 8:17; Ps. 32:1-2; 85:2; Isa. 43:25; 44:22; Luke 8:2; 24:9-10; John 20:14-18; Rom. 4:6-8; 8:1-2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, there is nothing that You cannot transform into a blessing.
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